Robbi Joy Eklow—
Gears, Guitars, and Funky Flowers in Cloth
by DAWN GOLDSMITH
Robbi Joy Eklow's entrance into the quilting world began during the 1980s as an escape. Like Alice looking for Wonderland, Robbi, a stay-at-home mother with two toddlers, sought a stimulating sanctuary of beauty and creativity. One day, she stepped through the looking glass into a local quilt shop, where her children were welcomed and she could indulge herself in fabric, fabric, and yet more fabric. Since then, this Chicago-area quilt designer has developed her own unique style, creating vibrant, eye-popping quilt art that is over the top.
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